MCB Board Meeting Overview

November 16, 2010

MCB News Wire

by Denny Huff

During the board meeting last night the board voted to increase the public relations budget by $2,000.00.

The board also voted to donate $2,000.00 to the Midwest Conference to be held in August of 2011. This money will come out of the donation line item of the budget.

The board also voted to support the St. Louis Society of the Blind and to be a co-sponsor in their 100 year anniversary celebration. Our level of sponsorship will be the Ann Sullivan level of $2,500.00. More information about this event will be posted later.

The board voted to approve the following chairs:

RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT - Elton Thomas

SUMMER CAMP - Beverly Kaskadden

MEMBERSHIP - Gretchen Maune

TRANSPORTATION - Nick Whitney

DEAF BLIND COMMITTEE - Dennis Miller

ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY GRANT - Robert Vaughn

BYLAWS RESOLUTIONS - Janelle Edwards

BLIND PENSION LITIGATION - Bev Armstrong

The board voted to approve a policy committee with Mike Keller as the chair. This committee will be responsible for gathering policies that have been established over the years and putting those policies into one place.

The board voted to make the official font size for all MCB publications to be Arial 24 point bold. They also approved an additional selection for membership applications to include regular print as a choice of format.

As most of you already know, Jennifer Parker has resigned from her position as Executive Director. The board voted last night to accept her resignation with regret and a letter to that affect will be mailed to Jennifer. A search for a new Executive Director will begin in the near future. The board also approved Christmas bonuses for the staff.

There was a problem with the conference call last night and for some reason the board meeting did not get recorded for playback via the phone. It was recorded by Beau Barnhart so if anyone would like to hear the board meeting let me know and I'll upload the file so you can download it.

Thanks!

Denny Huff - President
Missouri Council of the Blind
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